Brand new BBC period drama The Woman in White is hitting screens this Sunday night (April 22) on BBC One at 9pm.
The series is an adaptation of the 1856 novel of the same name by Wilkie Collins.
It tells the story of a man who is drawn into a disturbing world after he encounters a ghostly woman dressed in white.
According to the BBC, it is a “haunting tale of insanity and identity”.
“Viewed by many as the first psychological thriller novel, The Woman in White will take viewers on a chilling ride down the shadowy paths and corridors of English country houses and ultimately into the depths of the Victorian madhouse.”
Where is The Woman in White 2018 set?
The Woman in White is set in Victorian England.
According to executive producer David M. Thompson: “The story takes us from Hampstead Heath to an elegant house in Cumbria and then takes a darker turn to Blackwater, a brooding Gothic house, climaxing in the terrifying reality of an insane asylum and the slums of London.”
Most of the drama takes place in London in the mid 19th Century.
Many aspects of the city are portrayed from grim slums to high society parties.
The Gothic House belonging to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde (played by Dougray Scott), Blackwater Park, features prominently as does the Fairly family home, Limmeridge House.
The Woman in White takes place in Victorian England
Where is The Woman in White 2018 filmed?
The Woman in White was filmed on location in Northern Ireland.
Thompson said that it is the “perfect location” to film period dramas.
“We had a wide choice of grand houses, many of which, crucially, have been in the same family for many years and so have not been over-restored,” he explained.
The Woman in White filmed in Belfast
“The countryside outside Belfast is beautiful, unmarred by development or electricity poles, and its landscapes range from parklands and ancient forests to wide open beaches – everything that we needed to give the story the sweep and epic quality of the original novel.”
Dougray Scott who plays antagonist in the series Sir Percival Glyde said that the locations were “incredible”.
“Some of these places were amazing and unlike any I had seen before.
“They had the most magnificent architecture and views.
Filming on location in Northern Ireland
“Plus, I love Belfast, it is a great city!” he added.
Ben Hardy, who plays Walter Hartright, agreed: “Filming in Belfast was a truly special experience.”
“Every location we travelled to was either idyllic countryside or period houses steeped in history.”
On the set of The Woman in White
Is there a trailer for The Woman in White?
Yes – the BBC has released a spooky trailer for The Woman in White.
The promo hints at what is set to be a gripping and disturbing mystery with topics that are still highly relevant today.
The trailer features scenes of violence and abuse, in an unfair and cruel society.
The Woman in White airs on BBC One on Sunday, April 22 at 9pm.